June 18, 2010 Milan
For Spring 2010, Vukmirovic printed those spots on ponyskin for a jean jacket, and heat-printed them on black leather for a tone-on-tone effect. He cut a military jacket from khaki leopard, and another jean jacket from blue leopard. There were belts, trainers, and military bags, all testifying to Trussardi's artisanship in skins. The designer also injected some of his favorite Taos touches—beaded belts, Mexican woven shirts, and an Indian blanket-patterned oversize cardigan with toggle closings.
Vukmirovic has taken a few seasons to strike the right balance between flash and substance, but his self-confidence has eventually settled into a winning optimism. Everyone could do with a little leopard in their lives at some point—little or lot, they know where to look.